Association of Professional Compliance Consultants

The body for compliance consultants who advise firms regulated in the UK.

The APCC is active in enhancing the professional standards of compliance consultants and is recognised as a trade body by the FCA and other regulators. This provides our members with significant benefits in terms of direct access to the Regulators as well as business leads.  The APCC often works in conjunction with the FCA to pilot or test new initiatives, and we also provide with valuable feedback on specific subjects as requested by them.

Bespoke Compliance Consulting Ltd

Bespoke Compliance Consultancy Limited is as its name suggests a business that is totally focussed on delivering services to regulated firms which are necessary to the ongoing operation of their business.

BCC was created by Gary Kershaw a former founding Director of SimplyBiz; therefore, it could be argued that there is no other firm that can boast more experience in helping Retail firms.

Whilst at SimplyBiz Gary oversaw more than 5000 new authorisations and designed and delivered compliance services to more than this number.

As Group Compliance Director Gary’s role was the complete oversight of all compliance delivery within the group
The motto of BCC is that no job is too small and is business set up purely to help firms navigate the regulatory landscape.

Gary has too many areas of expertise to fit in to this short summary but please see the brief list below of some of the key areas BCC can help with:
• New Firm Authorisations
• SMF Applications
• Orderly Wind Ups
• Mergers and Acquisition strategies
• FCA Investigations
• Quality of Advice Reviews
• Thematic reviews
• Regulatory due diligence

Southview, Range Lane, Denshaw,
T: 07940529655
Services Offered
  • Advice Pre-Regulatory Risk Assessment
  • Authorisations – FCA
  • Bespoke Processes/Procedures
  • Business Development/mentoring
  • Complaint Handling
  • Complaint Handling Reviews
  • Compliance Advice
  • Compliance Support
  • Compliance Training
  • Due Diligence
  • Enforcement Action – Financial Services
  • Enforcement Action Support
  • File Reviews
  • File Reviews/Monitoring
  • Health Checks
  • Mis-selling Reviews
  • Regulatory Returns
  • Regulatory Updates
  • Skilled Persons Panel – Off FCA Panel
  • Skilled Persons Review Support
Firms Served
  • Authorised Professional Persons
  • Discretionary Fund Managers
  • Financial Advisors
  • General Insurance
  • IFA – Wealth Mangers
  • Insurance Brokers – Pure Protection
  • Mortgage Brokers/Lenders
  • Pension Advisers
  • Restricted Financial Advisers